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CAC Presents “Opening the Arctic” Lecture

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On Wednesday, February 10, Saint Joseph’s will host “Opening the Arctic,” the second lecture in a spring-semester series presented by the College’s Cultural Affairs Committee. The presentation will take place at 3 p.m. in the College’s Viola George Auditorium, Harold Alfond Hall. The event is free and open to the public.

David Canarie, an adjunct business professor at the College, and Dana Eidsness, director of the Maine North Atlantic Development Office, will lead the talk, outlining Maine’s role in the future of the Arctic. Canarie and Eidsness traveled to Reykjavík, Iceland, in mid-October of 2015 for the Arctic Circle Assembly, an international gathering designed to increase participation and global focus on the future of the Arctic in the face of climate change. Located at the upper northern reaches of the Atlantic coastline, Maine is in a unique position to take advantage of some previously unanticipated economic opportunities presented by this environmental phenomenon. Their lecture is a chance for Canarie and Eidsness to share their experiences and findings from the assembly with the Maine community.

For more information on any of these events, contact Mike Connolly at 893-7939.